Some Music Store Blues…

The idea behind today’s lesson is simple… you walk into a music and pull a guitar off the wall, what do you play?

Doesn’t matter if it’s acoustic or electric, and doesn’t matter if you have a pick in your pocket or now – you should be able to play a little something.

Of course, this is going to use a bunch of little things from Blues Guitar Unleashed, so there’s a nice side benefit of seeing some of your lessons in action (unless you don’t have Blues Guitar Unleashed… and then you should get it, of course.)


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  • Michael Chappell

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    Hi Griff,
    This is another very cool lesson which I have saved for later under Music Store Blues. I already loved your previous Music Store Blues back in 2016 of How to Fish in C which until now is what I usually play when in a music store. So I am looking forward to learning this new version.

    Michael-Sydney-Australia 9th March 2018

  • Dave in the Adirondacks

    Reply Reply February 25, 2018

    Hey Griff,
    Thanks once again. Excellent piece to practice hybrid picking on as well 4 sure.

  • Ian Robins

    Reply Reply February 23, 2018

    Sweet run, Griff. Many thanks!

  • daniel

    Reply Reply February 22, 2018

    Amazing as alway!

  • jean dominique

    Reply Reply February 22, 2018

    Lovely. Simple … What a musician mind….Thank you….

  • Steve

    Reply Reply February 22, 2018

    Great stuff Griff sure a lot better than sitting (or standing) there trying to come up with something you won’t screw up with everyone in the store listening. Thanks

  • Kevin O'Sullivan

    Reply Reply February 22, 2018

    Sweet Griff – really sweet. Thank you so much

  • PaPathor

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Hey Griff,

    Have you ever considered putting a donation button on the page if you do this type of lesson, I consider this to be way over generous to tab and teach a 12 bar blues original for nothing, there are plenty who follow you that appreciate the value of this type of lesson and can afford a wee buck or two towards your IT costs…………………just saying.

  • Mike

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Do appreciate you taking the time to show this to us.

  • Scott R

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Maybe this can become a series of “Guitar Store Songs”
    Next up (I hope) is Music Store SRV style shuffle, followed by Music Store AC/DC style rocker.
    Love it…

  • Pat

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Thank you Griff. I really enjoy and appreciate the full 12 bar lessons. I can build off this and jam with my buddy on harp.
    Pat B

  • jim

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    I really like this lesson. Very cool, I will learn it today for sure. Thanks so much for this.

  • Arizona Mando

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Thanks much for this one Griff. A really great little tune that sounds great all by itself. I love it when you put out a lesson that goes all the way through a full twelve bars. Much appreciated!!!!

  • Jim

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Cool lesson! You covered tons of ground with one “little” lesson.
    I had a quick idea run through my head when I saw the title “Music Store…”
    Why not write a real guitar testing “song” and demonstrate how a person actually should evaluate a new guitar!
    I started thinking of the neck, the pickups, the tone, etc. and thought, we all make fun of “stairway to heaven,” but what should we be playing when checking out a guitar?! I would imagine it should cover the whole neck, and all the pickups – at a minimum.
    Thanks for another cool lesson – and I look forward to your “Guitar Test Song” video!

    • Scott R

      Reply Reply February 21, 2018

      I love this idea…. good suggestion.

  • Chris Roper

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Yo! Nuvver great lesson….thanks. Thing that bothers me….about me….is if the shiny new guitar doesn’t have Extra Slinky strings, I’m gonna struggle.
    OK, OK….I’ll struggle!!

    All the best,

    Chris Roper.

  • Memphis Matt

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    When I signed up for Playing on the Porch, I was just hoping to give myself a jump start. I’d didn’t realize that small step would lead to an incredible opportunity to learn a great deal more.

    These videos go way beyond the confines of what I experienced as a guitar student taking lessons ages ago.

    Many thanks.

  • Dave Flood

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Thanks Griff, Brilliant. You should arrange for a brochure with tab and notation to hand out at some well known centers to proved an alternative to “Stairway to Heaven”. A good promotion campaign for you.

  • Eel1948

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Why do you refer to it as a G9 when there is no A in the chord?

    • Griff

      Reply Reply February 21, 2018

      Only because that is the chord I picture in my mind to pull the 2nd and 4th strings from. G7 would also work.

      • Eel1948

        Reply Reply February 21, 2018

        Thanks for your reply I get ya, I wish there was a nice G 9 down there!

  • Bryan Merry

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Brilliant I loved this !!
    Thanks Griff

  • JimJ

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    A fine lesson~! Thank you, Griff. Learning Blues is fun with you. I’ve got BGU and I am enjoying every lesson. Down-loading the email videos adds to the fun. JimJ 2/21/18

  • BillH

    Reply Reply February 21, 2018

    Slow Blues and morning coffee. I can never get enough of this.
    Thanks Griff

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